GRAYSON PERRY AT THE BRITISH MUSEUM


This show is so worth checking out. Grayson Perry has raided the British Museum collection and has created an exhibition merging world art and his own. The celebrity of the exhibition is a character called ALAN MEASLES which is a bear from Grayson’s childhood. Alan is turned into a God and is featured in various guises and positions of responsibility,  as a protector, as a threat, as a comfort and as a
 a figure that needs to be appeased. The artist has highlighted how people worship, celebrate, love, remember, cherish objects and artefacts in similar ways through out the world and throughout history. He brings together beautiful aesthetic styles from different cultures and displays them alongside one another to create new and exciting associations. This man is a genius. I have been waiting to see such an amazing and thought provoking show that seems to hit the zeitgeist nail of the modern world firmly on its head.

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